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FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
position whereby no red line by the international community, by the united states, israel may have to do what it has to do and then make the phone calls. melissa: yeah. we were all sort of stunned in the newsroom and stood up and looked at this because he is holding up this giant whiteboard to make his point. what do you think the reaction will be now? >> well the reaction of course on behalf of the iranian regime and their allies, that would be the syrian regime, hezbollah in lebanon, some politicians in iraq, hamas maybe, they could attack the prime minister of israel and accuse him of escalation. reality others in the region, such as saudies, kuwaities, threatened by the iranians have someone speaking on their behalf but not a arab leader, the leader of israel. melissa: i was in the middle east recently and leaders are definitely nervous. they see this as almost an inevitable conclusion at this point. do you think 70% to a bomb is about where they are? do you think it is even further than that? >> i think iranians are working on two tracks. one is slowly gradually to get to the bom
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
. three layers, the u.n., united states, the e.u. and the bilateral sanctions and so you're always going to have these attempts but i think the efforts to kind of focus on uncovering the people trying to violate the sanctions are quite remarkable in this case and we need to keep the heat on. melissa: i know the ceo, ian taylor is originally from england. i don't know if he is still a citizen. one of the ways in which a lot of sanctions will be held in place by virtue of insurers. >> right. melissa: all of these tankers are insured 95% of them, in london. and -- >> that's right. melissa: you would hope as a result this company vitol, would not be able to insure whatever shipments it bought. i think they will find a way around that as well. seems they did so many other things in this case seems from the reports to hide what they were doing, don't you think. >> i do. i also think there is new round of sanctions negotiations taking place that will give the u.s. the ability to sanction any company that is of course dealing with, on the financial facilitation of these oil transfers. and,
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